Monday, November 15, 2010

Thinking of Joining Stampin Up? Now is the time!!


* Over $300. of product and supplies for $87.50
* Be able to pre-order from the Occassions Mini starting Dec 1
* Earn extra FREE stamp sets during Sale-A-Bration
* Free subscription to Stampin Up's Monthly Magazine
* Opportunity to earn FREE products and incentive trips
* Enjoy Access to the Stampin Up Website where you can see over 115,000 samples, fabulous ideas, tips and suggestions
* You can be your own Hostess and receive the FREE stamps and Free Shopping $$
* Earn up to 9 Additional FREE stamp sets with the Stampin Start program

There is no penalty to drop if you decide it just isn't for you and you still get to keep the entire kit. You will enjoy your Full Demonstrator privileges to March 31, 2011. To remain active as a demonstrator, the minimum purchase/sale is $100. per month or $300. per quarter.

Remember, you have the choice, you can be a Hobby Demonstrator or a Business Demonstrator. Hobby Demonstrator: Receives all the above benefits and uses the 20% discount and other sales for his/her own purchases. No other sales are required.

Business Demonstrator: - has workshops, classes, etc., sells to others and recruits.

You can be either, and you can change your mind any time you like. Just remember this is ONLY for 15 days!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Class Announcment!

Gifted Class!

One night only, seating will be limited - December 8 at 6 pm!! Join me in making a gift tin filled with 20 gift tags complete with silver & gold cord, silver & clear tinsel trim and three different boxes perfect for those little gifts. Class fee is $15 and due upon registration. Deadline is December 1st.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November Stamp Club Projects

Time to share our projects for this months stamp clubs. If you are in any of my clubs, this is what you have to look forward to. I will be sending supply list separately

Dasher Xmas Treat Box -

For this project I used the Fancy Favor Box die for the Big Shot and the Dasher stamp that was introduced last Christmas season. We will be using a wet paper stamping technique on this one.

Northern Hearts Xmas Card -

I used the new XL Petal Card Punch for the "heart" but cutting off two of the "petals", this comes out slightly larger than our Heart punch. Using the Cherry Cobbler Marker, I only colored in part of the image with the birds. The champagne chunky glitter just finishes this off perfectly.

Cute & Curly Happy Birthday Window Card -

This one I can't take all the credit for. I combined about 3 different ideas that I found from other blogs I visit.

Hope you enjoyed them!! Have a great day :)

New My Digital Studio Downloads Available

123949 Tags til Christmas Stamp Brush Set $5.95

123950 Jolly Jingles Stamp Brush Set $7.95

123951 Decorative Label Punch $0.95

123952 Medium Oval Punch $0.95

123956 Christmas Cheer Digital Kit $9.95

Friday, October 29, 2010

Brady's Halloween Party!

Well, tomorrow is the big day for my little guy. He wanted another Halloween party this year. At current count, I have 20 kids coming over for an afternoon of fun. Just wanted to share some of my decorations...

I got this idea from here it was just too cute to pass up.

One of my club members had a similar frame for our monthly club night on Tuesday. Great idea Jeanne :)

This guy is a spider, but kinda hard to see in the picture

And, of course, no goodie bag is complete without pumpkin poop

Have a Happy Halloween

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Christmas Card Kits

This year I am offering kits available to make your Christmas cards. You will receive all the consumable supplies to create your cards. The stamp sets featured on the cards I am offering at 20% off the catalog price.

All cards feature Many Merry Messages, page 41 $34.95 ($27.96). This set is a must have for creating your holiday cards!!

Kits are available as a set of 20 or in increments of 6. A set of 20 is $24 and a set of 6 is $8 (Envelopes are included). Each kit contains all cardstock pre-cut necessary to complete the card along with any ribbon or other embellishments featured (Designer Series Paper pattern may vary from what is pictured).

Joy Card -

Stamp Sets

Delightful Decorations ($21.95 - w/ kit purchase $17.56)

Add-Ons -

Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430, $3.95)

Ornament Punch (119847, $16.95)

Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker (100079, $3.50)

Old Olive Stamp Pad (102277, $5.95)

Cherry Cobbler Stamp Pad (119669, $5.95)

Cardinal Christmas -

Stamp Set -
Cardinal Christmas (111760, $23.95, with kit purchase $19.16)

Add-ons -

Stampin’ Write Markers – Old Olive (100079), Real Red (100052), Choc. Chip (100071) $3.50

½ Circle punch (119868, $5.95) OR Ticket Corner Punch (119867, $6.95)

1 ¼” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (119768, $9.95)

Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144, $10.95)

Happy Holidays -

Stamp Sets-

Serene Snowflakes (115438, $20.95 w/ kit purchase $16.76)

Many Merry Messages (116586, $34.95 w/ kit purchase $27.96)

Add ons -

Not Quite Navy Ink (102977, $5.95)

Soft Suede Ink (115657, $5.95)

Crumb Cake Ink (121030, $5.95)

Rhinestones (119246, $4.95)

Sponges (101610, $3.50)

Bells & Boughs -

Stamp Sets -

Bells & Boughs (Holiday Mini)

Clear (120831, $14.95 w/ kit purchase $11.96); Wood (121142, $19.95 w/ kit purchase $15.96 )

Many Merry Messages (116586, $34.95 w/ kit purchase $27.96)

Add Ons -
Always Artichoke Ink (105219, $5.95)
Early Espresso Ink (119670, $5.95)
More Mustard Ink (103162, $5.95)
Real Red Ink (103133, $5.95)
Daffodil Delight Ink (119667, $5.95)

XL Circle Punch (120906, $16.95)

Decorative Label Punch (120907, $16.95)

XL Scallop Circle Punch (118874, $16.95)

Blender Pens (102845, $9.95)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430, $3.95)

Kits are available as a set of 20 or in increments of 6. A set of 20 is $24 and a set of 6 is $8 (Envelopes are included). Each kit contains all cardstock pre-cut necessary to complete the card along with any ribbon or other embellishments featured (Designer Series Paper pattern may vary from what is pictured).

The deadline for ordering your kits is September 27th. I will place the order and you will have your kits by October 15 – in plenty of time to assemble and have all ready for Holiday mailing.

To purchase your kit and other supplies please email me at

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Class Announcement!

This month's class will be held on Monday September 20 at 6pm. Deadline for registration is September 7th.

We will be creating 4 note cards & 4 mini note cards with matching envelopes and the box to match featuring the Just Believe stamp set! Included in the price of the class is your own personalized stamp and an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker. Class fee is $35 and is due upon registration.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September Club

I can't believe it's September already and time for clubs to start back up. Here is what we will be creating this month in club -

Our first project comes from one of my favorite blogs that I visit. It's a cute little box that would be perfect for those snack size candy bars that are all over right now for Halloween. How adorable would these be to hand out to your child's classmates? Instructions for completing this box can be found here. I used Pear Pizzazz as the base for the box with the stamp set Fangtastic that is in the new Holiday Mini that starts today! I sponged the edges of the Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White with Basic Black and then went over them with the Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit.

The Halloween card features two new items from the Holiday Mini also; the Spider Web Impressions Folder and the Black Waffle Paper. I used Cajun Craze for the card base and again layered with Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.

The final card uses the Sweet & Sour Specialty paper along with Cute by the Inch, which is a Level 2 Hostess Set.

Thanks for stopping by - Have a great day!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Wedding Card

I made this card for my cousins wedding yesterday -

Card base is brushed silver card stock with a layer of velum card stock. The cake is made with shimmery white cardstock, stamped with Elements of Style using Frost White Shimmer Paint. I cut rectangles and then rounded the corners using the corner rounder punch. The flowers are shimmer white & blushing bride cardstock. The sentiment is from Word Play stamped in Platinum Shimmer Paint. Everything was finished off using Organza Ribbon & the new Rhinestones from the catalog. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May Club Projects

For once I am actually posting my monthly club projects!! Maybe I can keep up the pace :) I hope so. Any way, here is the first project for this month -

I used Melon Mambo as a base for a 5" square card and then layered a Rich Razzleberry Scallop Square cut with the big shot. The white layer is 3 3/4" square and then texturized with the SU Daisies plate. Razzleberry Lemonade make the folded frame and the center image is from the new Summer Mini - Watercolor Trio. I then added the bitty buttons for flowers and punched out the sentiment. A complete tutorial can be found here

Our second (& third) projects -

A complete tutorial for the tea light cake can be found here. Super easy and adorable!!

I used the Island Oasis DSP from the Summer Mini, little leaves sizzlit for the big shot along with the trio flower punch and the new itty bitty punches from the mini.

The box - I cut Rose Red to 8 1/2 X 6 1/2 and then scored the 8 1/2 side at 2-4-6-8, turned and scored the 6 1/2 side at 2-4-6. Here is what the box should look like after you cut the score lines and punch out a 1 3/8 circle for the window:

You can then just apply stickey strip to the tab on the right and on one or two of the bottom flaps and fold together. Any questions, please let me know!!

Teacher Appreciation Day

Tuesday was Teacher Appreciation Day, so I made this adorable basket that can be found here. I packed it with a reed diffuser, candle, bath salts and hand lotion. This was a very easy template to follow and it really has unlimited uses!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Birthday Present!!

I finally got my Cricut Expression for my birthday!! Hubby surprised me with it when I got home from North Carolina yesterday. I watched the video that came with it, but I know that doesn't even touch the surface of what this machine can do. I hope to make some vinyl wall art with it. If anyone knows of some good site with tips and ideas, please pass them along!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I saw this layout at the Heirloom Rubber Stamp & Paper Crafts show in Allentown a few weeks ago and had to CASE it. I changed the flowers and color scheme. I purchased a shadow box frame and gave it to my mom when I visited her in North Carolina this weekend. Now, I just have to make one for myself.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April Scrapbook Club

April's Scrapbook Club projects -

Isn't this just a breath of fresh air? I used Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and YoYo Yellow on a Whisper White base for this layout. The daisies were cut using the Daisies #2 die for the Big Shot and sponged lightly with YoYo Yellow.
In honor of the Two-Step Stampin promotion, I used a Trendy Trees theme for this layout. The edges of the So Saffron were sponged with Sahara Sand for a Vintage look. The Sweet Pea designer series paper used the Trendy Tree images and ties everything together nicely. As always I kept this layout simple with plenty of room for extra embellishments and a title. The Whisper White strips make a nice place for some journaling.

May Class Announcement

May Class - Spotlight on Style Stamp A Stack!! Join me for an all new class on Tuesday May 18 @ 6 PM. We will be making 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs and a box to put them in. I will be teaching the Spotlight Technique and will demo the Circle Scissors Plus. The cost for the class is $20 and is due with your RSVP no later than May 7. Sorry, this class is not available as a kit, but check back for my May Class to Go Kit!!

This class showcases the BRAND NEW Elements of Style stamp set.

Products Used:
• Elements of Style
• Sincere Salutations

• Chocolate Chip
• Old Olive
• So Saffron
• Brocade Blue
• Rose Red
• Very Vanilla

• Chocolate Chip
• Old Olive
• So Saffron
• Brocade Blue
• Rose Red

• 5/8" Satin Ribbon - Chocolate Chip
• Mini Vintage Tags
• Silver Brads
• Stampin' Dimensionals
• Blender Pens
• Stamping Sponges
• Circle Scissor Plus & Glass Mat
• 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches
• 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch
• Dotto, Sticky Strip, SNAIL

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Technique Class

Now that my wrist is mostly healed and I can stamp again :) It's time for Technique Class again. Here are the four techniques we will be working on tomorrow night!!

Baby Wipe Technique featuring Upsy Daisy. I used Rose Red & Certainly Celery Re-Inkers. The polka-dot paper is from the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper.

Rolling Marble Technique, Featuring Always. I used Crushed Curry with Dusty Durango Re-Inkers.

I'm not really sure what you would call this, since its really a cross between two techniques - So I went with Polished Stone, since it was closest to that. The difference with this was I stamped and embossed with white onto Glossy White Cardstock. Once that was dry I soaked a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and place one or two drops of re-inkers and the platinum ink from the Holiday Mini (that is still available for purchase), then dabbed the cotton ball over the embossed image. I then used my heat gun to dry the ink and the image appeared through the ink. The card I saw on another blog using a slightly different technique and I believe she used bordering blue instead of Not Quite Navy & Rich Razzleberry.

I am happy with the results - I think it turned out very elegant looking

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Technique Club - Thursday March 25th

Good Morning, just a little update. I moved Technique Thursday to next Thursday, the 25th at 6:30. I have to go for surgery on my wrist this morning and I am sure I won't feel like stamping tonight :). Here is what is on schedule for next week -
Sponged Landscape - featuring Season of Friendship
Bleach Stamping - featuring Greenhouse Garden
Baby Wipe - featuring Petal Pizazz
Stamping on Candles - featuring Inspired by Nature

Depending on how I feel, I will try to post the samples this weekend. Have a great day and enjoy the beautiful weather!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

To Do List - Done!

I cased this from the current Stampin' Up Catalog, but made some changes. I used a large magnetic dry erase board, then took a roll of bulletin board and cut a 6" wide piece to fit across the center of the board and attached with magnets. The DSP is just sitting on the lower half of the board being held in place with the bulletin board - then it can be easily changed. The letters are from Loads of Letters chipboard and covered with Sweet Pea Designer Paper and I used "It's a Plan" to make my To Do lists. The words To Do were cut out using the Big Shot and Simple Serif alphabet set with Chocolate Chip Decor Element Sheets. Magnets were also attached to the back of the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt so I can add additional notes if necessary.

Thanks for Looking! I am working on a smaller version to turn into a class project - once I have that done I will post pictures along with instructions.

April Scrapbook Class Announcement!!

Join me for my latest scrapbooking class - April 8 @ 6PM or April 11 @ 2PM. Be inspired and create an album that will be a treasured reminder of the special memories of the year, big and small. You will be glad you did! We will create nine 6X6 pages with 1/2 of the Tailor Made Simply Scrappin' Kit and you get to take home with you - 20 additional page layouts to create on your own with the other 1/2 of the kit!!

Products Used:

• Just Perfect Alphabet stamp set (optional) - 15% OFF

• Tailor Made Simply Scrappin’ Kit

• Classic Ink Pad – Chocolate Chip
• Classic Ink Pad – Not Quite Navy
• Classic Ink Pad – Always Artichoke
• Stampin’ Write Marker – Chocolate Chip
• Stampin’ Write Marker – Not Quite Navy
• Stampin’ Write Marker – Always Artichoke

• 5/8” Wide Grosgrain Ribbon – Chocolate Chip
• Linen Thread
• Embossing Buddy
• Stamp-a-ma-jig (optional)
• Natural 6X6 Linen Ring Album - 15% OFF

Class fee is $30 - RSVP is March 26 !! This is also available as a kit to go - $3 additional if shipping is necessary. Scrapbooking classes always fill up fast, so don't delay!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

PPA 32 - Part 2

We made this card at my club meeting last night. Everyone loved the look and simplicity of it, so I thought it definitely fits the Spring Theme for this week.

Colors are Certainly Celery, Crushed Curry & Whisper White.
I used Fifth Avenue Floral with the making technique for the flowers and lightly outline the petals with a pink watercolor pencil and blended with a blender pen. Easter Wishes is from the Well Scripted set in the Occasions Mini.

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Basket

For PPA32 Challenge - anything spring. So, why not a nice basket??

I have the instructions in a pdf file. If you would like the complete instructions, please leave a comment with your email address or email me and I will gladly send them. Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 1, 2010

New MDS Download

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio

Spring is almost here and now you have three new digital downloads to help add new life to all your My Digital Studio projects! You and your customers will love these new ribbons, Designer Series papers, and 3-D box patterns, and they’ll make the perfect addition to your My Digital Studio library.

Item Number
121063 Satin Ribbon - Digital Download $3.95
120171 Mini Project Boxes - Digital Download $1.95
120172 Springs Shades Designer Series paper - Digital Download $4.95

If you are interested in any of these new downloads, please visit my website and use the product codes provided and you will have immediate availability to download these items!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

March Class Announcement

Medallion One Sheet Wonder is an upcoming class. Class will be held on Monday, March 15 at 6:30 pm. The cost for class is $20 which includes 10 cards (w/ envelopes), a card wrap and the Elementary Ribbon Originals. Your second choice is $40 and includes the Medallion Background stamp.
The deadline for registration is March 5, your paid class fee is your RSVP.

Products Used:

• Medallion stamp
• Sincere Salutations stamp set
• Whisper White 12” x 12”
• Whisper White 8-1/2” x 11”
• Old Olive 8-1/2” x 11”
• Not Quite Navy 8-1/2” x 11”
• So Saffron 8-1/2” x 11”
• Old Olive Ink Pad & Refill
• Not Quite Navy Ink Pad & Refill
• So Saffron Ink Pad & Refill
• VersaMark
• Ribbon Originals – Elementary
• Silver Brads
• Paper Snips
• Stamping Sponges
• Wide Oval Punch
• 1-3/4" Circle Punch
• 1/16” Handheld Circle Punch
• Stampin’ Dimensionals
• Medium Envelops-Whisper White
• Baby Wipes

Medallion stamp set (115223) Highlight

Stamps from Stampin’ Up! are my passion! The unique and exclusive designs are award winning and loved by crafters of all ages. The designs are deeply etched into the rubber and the layered rubber stamp and cushioned backing are designed to create crisp and beautiful stamped images. Background stamps are larger images, great for backgrounds on cards, scrapbooks and 3-D projects. Many background stamps, like the Medallion stamp, also make great focal points on many projects.

Friday, February 19, 2010

1st Kit Now Available to Order

This card kit features the all new Vintage Vouge stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Each kit is $15 plus an additional $3 if shipping is required. Kits include all the cardstock pre-cut to complete six of each design and envelopes. Instructions will be emailed in a pdf file at the same time the kits are sent out. To order your kit, you may call me at 570-233-5528, email or use the paypal link at the bottom of the post.

Remember, add the featured stamp set to your order and receive 20% off the listed price.

Well Scripted – Wood 117072 - $19.95 or Clear 118601 - $14.95 – 20% off
Clear Block H – 118490 $8.50
Clear Block C – 118486 $6.95
Clear Block D - 118485 $8.50

Paper Snips – 103579 - $9.95
Snail Adhesive – 104332 - $6.95
Snail Refill – 104331 - $4.50
Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430 – $3.95
1/16 Circle Punch – 101227 - $8.95
Silver Brads – 104336 - $6.95
Earth Elements Brads – 106955 – $8.95

Scallop Border Punch – 118402 – Sale A Bration, FREE with $50 order

Deadline for ordering is March 5 and all kits will be mailed by March 15

Select Option

Card Kits by Mail

Announcing an all new service I will be offering on a regular basis – card kits by mail!! The kits will feature one stamp set and offer the supplies to create six each of two different cards. All supplies will be pre-cut and ready to go along with instructions and photos for you to complete on your own!! Each kit will make 12 cards and envelopes will be provided. That’s only $1.25 per card!! If you chose to order additional kits, they will be discounted to $12 each, shipping will be an additional $3. There’s more… with the purchase of the kit, you can purchase the stamp set at 20% off!!

There will be a deadline for ordering each kit and pre-payment is REQUIRED. No orders will be accepted after the deadline. To place your order, you can email me at or call 570-233-5528.

Check back later for the first kit!! Have a great day!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Technique Class Thursday

Technique Class will be held at my house this Thursday at 6pm. For those of you attending here are the techniques we will be learning and the cards we will be making.

Remember, even if you didn't sign up for the club - It's not too late! You can still come to the class and make the projects for only $15 or FREE with a $25 order.